2014 FIFA Club World Cup

2014 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
Tournament details
Host country Morocco
Dates 10–20 December 2014
Teams 7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina San Lorenzo
Third place New Zealand Auckland City
Fourth place Mexico Cruz Azul
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 20 (2.5 per match)
Attendance 228,021 (28,503 per match)
Top scorer(s) Wales Gareth Bale
Spain Sergio Ramos
Mexico Gerardo Torrado
(2 goals each)
Best player Spain Sergio Ramos
Fair play award Spain Real Madrid

The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 11th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country.[2] It was hosted by Morocco for the second year in a row,[3] and played from 10 to 20 December 2014.[1]

Real Madrid won their first FIFA Club World Cup after defeating San Lorenzo 2–0 in the final,[4] and their fourth world club title counting the 1960, 1998 and 2002 Intercontinental Cups, equaling Milan's record.[5]

Host bids

There were four countries bidding to host the 2013 and 2014 tournaments (same host for both tournaments):[6]

In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder.[7] FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.[8]

On 21 August 2014, FIFA issued a statement reconfirming Morocco as the host, despite recent rumours that a change in venue might be sought due to the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak.[9] Morocco had cancelled its hosting of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to fears of Ebola, but vowed to host the Club World Cup as no entrants would be from the countries with the most severe Ebola outbreaks.[10]

Qualified teams

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
Argentina San Lorenzo CONMEBOL Winners of the 2014 Copa Libertadores 1st
Spain Real Madrid UEFA Winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2nd (Previous: 2000)
Enter in the quarter-finals
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers AFC Winners of the 2014 AFC Champions League 1st
Algeria ES Sétif CAF Winners of the 2014 CAF Champions League 1st
Mexico Cruz Azul CONCACAF Winners of the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1st
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
New Zealand Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2013–14 OFC Champions League 6th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Morocco Moghreb Tétouan CAF (Host) Winners of the 2013–14 Botola 1st


The venues for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup were in Rabat and Marrakesh.[11]

Rabat Marrakesh
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium Stade de Marrakech
33°57′35.55″N 6°53′20.81″W / 33.9598750°N 6.8891139°W / 33.9598750; -6.8891139 (Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium) 31°42′24″N 7°58′50″W / 31.70667°N 7.98056°W / 31.70667; -7.98056 (Stade de Marrakech)
Capacity: 52,000 Capacity: 45,240

Match officials

The appointed match officials were:[12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Australia Benjamin Williams Australia Matthew Cream
Australia Paul Cetrangolo
CAF Ivory Coast Noumandiez Doué Ivory Coast Songuifolo Yéo
Burundi Jean-Claude Birumushahu
CONCACAF Guatemala Walter López Costa Rica Leonel Leal
Guatemala Gerson López
CONMEBOL Chile Enrique Osses Chile Carlos Astroza
Chile Sergio Román
OFC French Polynesia Norbert Hauata Tonga Tevita Makasini
French Polynesia Paul Ahupu
UEFA Portugal Pedro Proença Portugal Bertino Miranda
Portugal Tiago Trigo

Replaced Colombian trio Wilmar Roldán, Eduardo Díaz and Alexander Guzmán.[13]


Each team named a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline of 28 November 2014. Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[2] The squads were announced by FIFA on 4 December 2014.[14]


If a match was tied after normal playing time:[2]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 10 December – Rabat                          
 Morocco Moghreb Tétouan  0 (3)   13 December – Rabat        
 New Zealand Auckland City (pen.)  0 (4)      New Zealand Auckland City  1
17 December – Marrakesh
   Algeria ES Sétif  0    
 New Zealand Auckland City  1
     Argentina San Lorenzo (a.e.t.)  2  
20 December – Marrakesh
 Argentina San Lorenzo  0
13 December – Rabat
   Spain Real Madrid  2
 Mexico Cruz Azul (a.e.t.)  3
16 December – Marrakesh
 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers  1    
 Mexico Cruz Azul  0
Fifth place Third place
     Spain Real Madrid  4  
 Algeria ES Sétif (pen.)  2 (5)  New Zealand Auckland City (pen.)  1 (4)
 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers  2 (4)  Mexico Cruz Azul  1 (2)
17 December – Marrakesh 20 December – Marrakesh

All times are local, WET (UTC±0).

Play-off for quarter-finals

10 December 2014
Moghreb Tétouan Morocco 0–0 (a.e.t.) New Zealand Auckland City
3–4 Payne


A draw was held on 11 October 2014 at 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh,[15] to determine the pairings of the four quarter-finalists.[16]

13 December 2014
ES Sétif Algeria 0–1 New Zealand Auckland City
Report Irving  52'


The first semi-final was originally to be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, but was moved to Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh due to difficult pitch conditions.[17]

16 December 2014
Cruz Azul Mexico 0–4 Spain Real Madrid
Report Ramos  15'
Benzema  36'
Bale  50'
Isco  72'
Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh
Attendance: 34,862
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)

17 December 2014
San Lorenzo Argentina 2–1 (a.e.t.) New Zealand Auckland City
Barrientos  45+2'
Matos  93'
Report Berlanga  67'

Match for fifth place

Match for third place

20 December 2014
Cruz Azul Mexico 1–1 New Zealand Auckland City
Rojas  57' Report De Vries  45+2'
2–4 Payne


20 December 2014
Real Madrid Spain 2–0 Argentina San Lorenzo
Ramos  37'
Bale  51'


Rank Player Team Goals
1 Wales Gareth Bale Spain Real Madrid 2
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid
Mexico Gerardo Torrado Mexico Cruz Azul
4 Spain Ángel Berlanga New Zealand Auckland City 1
New Zealand Ryan De Vries New Zealand Auckland City
England John Irving New Zealand Auckland City
Argentina Mariano Pavone Mexico Cruz Azul
Ecuador Joao Rojas Mexico Cruz Azul
France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid
Spain Isco Spain Real Madrid
Argentina Pablo Barrientos Argentina San Lorenzo
Argentina Mauro Matos Argentina San Lorenzo
Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya Algeria ES Sétif
Netherlands Romeo Castelen Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Italy Iacopo La Rocca Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Brazil Vitor Saba Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Own goal

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos. TeamConfed. Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
1 Spain Real Madrid UEFA 2 2 0 0 6 6 0 +6
2 Argentina San Lorenzo CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 -1
3 New Zealand Auckland City OFC 4 1 2 1 5 3 3 0
4 Mexico Cruz Azul CONCACAF 3 1 1 1 4 4 6 -2
5 Algeria ES Sétif CAF 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 -1
6 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers AFC 2 0 1 1 1 3 5 -2
7 Morocco Moghreb Tétouan CAF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[18]

Golden Ball
Silver Ball
Bronze Ball
Spain Sergio Ramos
(Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
(Real Madrid)
New Zealand Ivan Vicelich
(Auckland City)
FIFA Fair Play Award
Spain Real Madrid


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    "Real Madrid claim FIFA Club World Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 20 December 2014. Madrid equal AC Milan's record of four world club titles, having both also lifted the old European-South American Cup three times before clinching the successor trophy, each under Carlo Ancelotti.
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  11. "Ex-Co backs FIFA's work to help improve working conditions in Qatar". FIFA.com. 21 March 2014.
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  13. "Wilmar Roldán y su grupo ya no harán parte del Mundial de Clubes" (in Spanish). antena2.com.co. November 24, 2014.
  14. "161 stars aiming to finish 2014 on a high". FIFA.com. 4 December 2014.
  15. "Club delegations set for Morocco 2014 draw". FIFA.com. 10 October 2014.
  16. "Path set for Morocco 2014 finalists". FIFA.com. 11 October 2014.
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  18. "Ramos outshines the rest". FIFA.com. 20 December 2014.

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